COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Friday, February 27, 2004

Conference Room 308; State Capitol

2:00 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2149

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Removes the HHSC's exemption from the state procurement code under chapter 103D.

FIN

HB 1894

HD1

(HSCR220-04)

RELATING TO STUDENT HEALTH.

Establishes a school-based student health services program that promotes a comprehensive approach to healthy development of all students through an student health system that is integrated with and complements school and community programs and resources. Convenes a joint planning committee to develop and plan for the implementation of the program.

HLT/EDN, FIN

HB 2109

HD1

(HSCR426-04)

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Provides a tax credit to resident taxpayers for long-term care insurance premiums at the lesser of $2,500 or a percentage of the amount of the insurance premium paid.

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2459

(HSCR195-04)

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Clarifies that covered loss deductible does not include public assistance benefits.

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 1758

HD1

(HSCR460-04)

RELATING TO HOUSING PROJECTS.

Requires any housing project developed by the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii to conform to the general plan of the county in which the project is situated; allows the legislative body of that county 75 days to approve or disapprove such a project; removes the exemption of such projects from planning and zoning requirements.

WLH/HSH, FIN

HB 2394

(HSCR262-04)

RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTIES WITHIN THE KALAELOA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

Clarifies the responsibility of the Hawaii Community Development Authority to act as an ombudsman for issues of concern within the Kalaeloa Community Development District.

EDB, WLH, FIN

HB 2840

(HSCR468-04)

RELATING TO ENHANCING ECONOMIC DIVERSITY.

Appropriates funds to study the feasibility of a Kalaeloa Technical Park project to enhance economic diversity.

WLH/EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

3:00 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2009

(HSCR96-04)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates $2,500,000 for fiscal year 2004-2005 for agricultural research and market development conducted by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.

AGR, FIN

HB 2784

HD1

(HSCR256-04)

RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Amends the eligibility requirements for the State Enterprise Zone Program to allow more agricultural businesses the opportunity to participate.

AGR/EDB, FIN

HB 2314

HD1

(HSCR272-04)

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Allows the Office of Environmental Quality Control to review an agency's determination on the need for an environmental impact statement, consult with the agency, and make a final determination whether a conflict of interest exists when the proposing agency and the agency making a determination are the same.

EEP, FIN

HB 2960

HD1

(HSCR166-04)

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Provides, among other things, that with respect to a partnership, S corporation, estate, or trust: (1) The tax credit allowable is for every eligible renewable energy technology system that is installed and placed in service by the entity; (2) The cost upon which the tax credit is computed shall be determined at the entity level; and (3) Distribution and share of the tax credit shall be determined pursuant to 235-110.7(a), HRS.

EEP, FIN

HB 2961

HD1

(HSCR170-04)

RELATING TO ETHANOL.

Changes ethanol investment tax credit to a production tax credit that provides an incentive based on production capacity of the facility. Provides credit of 30 cents per gallon of nameplate capacity between 10,000 and 15 million gallons.

EEP, FIN

HB 2968

HD1

(HSCR168-04)

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Clarifies and increases the effectiveness of the Deposit Beverage Container Program by exempting containers exported for sale from the container fee after 10-1-04, determining the redemption rate on an annual basis, allowing the 5-cent deposit value to be charged starting 11/1/04, exempting beverage container deposits from income tax, among other provisions.

EEP, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

4:00 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2265

(HSCR118-04)

RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF OFFICIALS IN THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICE AGENCIES.

Amends the salaries of officers of the legislative service agencies.

LMG, FIN

HB 2071

(HSCR378-04)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY.

Requires the oversight council of the Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company to use the state auditor to report on whether the company is fulfilling its express statutory purposes.

LMG, CPC, FIN

HB 2414

(HSCR277-04)

RELATING TO DENTAL INSURANCE.

Delays the repeal of Act 132, SLH 2001, as amended by Act 219, SLH 2002, and Act 128, and allows the Insurance Division to continue liquidation efforts in the Hawaii Dental Health Plan cax.

CPC, FIN

HB 2411

HD1

(HSCR389-04)

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Continues the updating and revision of the State's insurance laws.

CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2172

HD1

(HSCR377-04)

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Exempts telecommunications carriers from the requirement of prior PUC approval before issuing securities.

CPC, FIN

HB 2137

HD1

(HSCR227-04)

RELATING TO A ONE CALL CENTER.

Adds a new part to Chapter 269, Hawaii Revised Statutes, establishing a one call center and board to provide advance warnings of excavations or other work close to existing subsurface installations to protect those installations from damage.

CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

4:45 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2859

HD1

(HSCR261-04)

RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN FACILITY.

Authorizes the Hawaii tourism authority to convene a working group to study the feasibility of an international equestrian facility to provide facilities and services for local residents and mainland and international visitors.

INT, FIN

HB 2516

HD1

(HSCR373-04)

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX WHOLESALE RATE.

Corrects a technical drafting error in Act 135, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003, which inadvertently repealed the 0.5% general excise tax (GET) rate imposed on wholesale transactions.

JUD, FIN

HB 2611

HD1

(HSCR437-04)

RELATING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

Expands the provisions for the motion picture and film production tax credit and the high technology investment business tax credit by increasing the credit amount from 4 per cent to 15 per cent and by including commercials and sound recordings.

EDB/TAC, FIN

HB 2608

(HSCR222-04)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Allows HTA to hire its own attorneys; exempts the HTA's accounts from supervision by the comptroller; exempts the director of the HTA from the state retirement system; requires deposit into the tourism special fund of all interest and revenues derived from projects or project agreements; revises total compensation package percentage of the executive director; makes appropriation to the HTA to improve operational and financial efficiency of the HTA.

TAC/JUD, FIN

HB 2809

HD1

(HSCR391-04)

RELATING TO THE HOTEL PROJECT TAX CREDIT.

Provides a qualified hotel project tax credit for qualified costs relating to the plans, design, construction, and equipment needed to construct, alter, renovate or modify a hotel project.

TAC, FIN

HB 2396

HD1

(HSCR439-04)

RELATING TO CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.

Establishes a 20% refundable tax credit for scientific research by qualified research and development companies. Clarifies the existing investment tax credit. Establishes a 20% business-research institute tax credit. Creates the Hawaii Private Investment Fund to increase the availability of equity and debt capital.

EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Friday, February 27, 2004

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1796

RELATING TO PRIVACY.

Amends definition of "record" to include digital recordings for purposes of privacy violations; includes use of any device for recordings that constitute privacy violations.

JUD

SB 473

SD1, HD1

(HSCR949)

RELATING TO HALFWAY HOUSES.

Requires informational meetings as part of the county zoning permit process for group living facilities housing persons convicted of sexual and other violent offenses. (SB473 HD1)

HSH/HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2964

(HSCR457-04)

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE INSPECTIONS.

Removes the probable cause requirement from state inspections of any bag, container, vehicle, or conveyance that may contain aquatic life, in determining compliance with state laws and regulations on aquatic resources.

WLH, JUD

HB 1991

(HSCR259-04)

RELATING TO AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.

Provides immunity from liability for those who administer free AED programs; provides immunity for any person responsible for the site where an AED is located; clarifies that immunity for AED-trained individuals applies to any AED device, regardless of its location.

HLT, JUD

HB 1760

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE.

Provides for the automatic repeal of administrative rules effective 180 days after the repeal of the related statute or ordinance.

JUD

HB 2075

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.

Allows a person to challenge an administrative rule as an invalid exercise of executive authority in creating policy or adopting procedures that are beyond the enable legislation; allows a declaratory judgment even if the person has not yet been aggrieved or injured.

JUD

HB 680

HD1

(HSCR264)

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Provides for mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, governor, lieutenant governor, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs. (HB680 HD1)

LMG, JUD

SB 296

SD1

(HSCR1007)

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Provides for mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs.

LMG, JUD

HB 2158

(HSCR245-04)

RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.

Deletes the in-state limitation for financial disclosures in section 84-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

LMG, JUD

SB 1044

(SSCR976)

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Provides for publication of executive communications.

JUD, FIN

HB 1769

(HSCR318-04)

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR BROADCAST INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES.

Makes it unlawful for a broadcast employer to include in any employment contract with a current or prospective broadcast employee a provision that is a prospective employment access restriction.

LAB, JUD

Decision making to follow.